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Forum: Babywearing   08-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By macrandall
Yeah, I never figured it out. And I really,...

Yeah, I never figured it out. And I really, really tried. Even if I could get on on my back and one on my front or them both into the same wrap on front, I couldn't move at all and was instantly...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-05-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By macrandall
It's been really interesting watching my twins....

It's been really interesting watching my twins. As a sociological experiment, I'm fascinated by their small differences that appear to have no outside influences. From the very beginning, Roxy has...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By macrandall
Lauren is so right! Our day care provider has...

Lauren is so right! Our day care provider has become a part of our family, too. The girls were so excited to see her this week after our vacation. And in many ways, I feel our family would be a mess...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By macrandall
We started solids around 5 months. Things like...

We started solids around 5 months. Things like avocado or banana pureed with breastmilk to make it really thin. We started at about 3 times a week and increased slowly. One of my twins was really...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-22-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By macrandall
Oh man. I completely gave up on the yard. I'm...

Oh man. I completely gave up on the yard. I'm just waiting for the day we can afford to get some low-maintenance landscaping done and a sprinkler system put in. That might be next spring, or not. I...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-22-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By macrandall
ACK. I would seek out a second or third opinion...

ACK. I would seek out a second or third opinion until it feels right. I would be uncomfortable stopping the bottles at this age. I would be very upset using the high chair or spoon feeding AT ALL in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By macrandall
How many children do you have? - what ages? ...

How many children do you have? - what ages?

Twins, age 16 months.

As a parent, what is your/your child's schedule like on a daily basis?

We wake up around 8am. I let them wake me up and then...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By macrandall
Hmmmm. Mine never ever went to bed that early....

Hmmmm. Mine never ever went to bed that early. They would nap around that time, but would then want to be up late. Now that they are older and down to one nap (16 months), they still only go to bed...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By macrandall
Oh man, we went through this. It's so hard. We...

Oh man, we went through this. It's so hard. We actually wound up taking bottles with us when we went out because I couldn't tandem breastfeed without it being a huge production (taking my whole top...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By macrandall
Oh! And mine LOVE music videos, haha!

Oh! And mine LOVE music videos, haha!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By macrandall
I agree: Two-year-olds can't really entertain...

I agree: Two-year-olds can't really entertain themselves for long. I'm not embarrassed to admit that my twins (16 months) watch TV. They watch a show (Paw Patrol, Daniel Tiger, or Curious George)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By macrandall
I think you handled it correctly. Because I think...

I think you handled it correctly. Because I think toddlers are too young to understand that you aren't going to put up with that kind of behavior. My twins throw tantrums, Roxy throws them a lot, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By macrandall
First of all, WHY do people comment on kids and...

First of all, WHY do people comment on kids and parents in front of them?! I hate it. A stranger told me over the weekend at an outdoor event that my kids should be wearing hats. Gee, thanks for...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,315
Posted By macrandall
I have been there. I understand how it feels to...

I have been there. I understand how it feels to worry about the cycle. I thought my twins would never be independent. But they are extremely independent at 15 months old and pretty much sleeping...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By macrandall
I sleep between my twins. I started it in order...

I sleep between my twins. I started it in order to make night feedings easy, as my husband has worked nights since before they were born. I fed them side-lying alternately. They are 15 months now and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By macrandall
Question Bedtimes and Naps

My twins are 14 months old and have always slept with me. They nursed to sleep for the first 6 months, but we had to wean early, so they switched to falling asleep at the bottle at 6 months....
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   06-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By macrandall
Mine are 14 months old and it's HARD to keep...

Mine are 14 months old and it's HARD to keep finding them meals! I made a list of everything they like, and we do try new stuff anytime we can. Here are some go-to's:

Breakfast:
Oatmeal/Cream of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By macrandall
I so agree. My babies had infections a month ago...

I so agree. My babies had infections a month ago and one of them spiked a fever of 105! I was sleeping next to her and heard her labored breathing and was able to jump up and take her temperature and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By macrandall
I've been sleeping with my twins since they were...

I've been sleeping with my twins since they were born. Honestly, it's a little hard to know how well it has gone, because these are my only babies and I'm alone with them at night while my husband is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By macrandall
Mine are 14 months old and until recently my...

Mine are 14 months old and until recently my husband has been dream-feeding them their bottles at 11pm right before he goes to work. It really helped us for many months, but it seems to disturb them...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By macrandall
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CupOfJoe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398201/safety-options-for-big-bed-in-evenings#post_17603524)
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By macrandall
YIKES. My daughter crawled off the bed around...

YIKES. My daughter crawled off the bed around that age, but didn't get hurt, fortunately. We have our mattresses on the floor now and I actually love it so much I might never go back! Something...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By macrandall
I feel like this is pretty typical. It's been a...

I feel like this is pretty typical. It's been a problem off and on for me for many months. Unfortunately, I sleep between TWO like that. My solution is to have LOTS of space. I share a king mattress...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By macrandall
Mine still really like climbing up on me at 14...

Mine still really like climbing up on me at 14 months to sleep on me! It's really uncomfortable. So I usually roll over to my side and allow the baby to sleep in the crook of my arm, which typically...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By macrandall
Oh, and we have monitors on for when we're in...

Oh, and we have monitors on for when we're in the basement, but most of the time now they climb off the mattress, pull open the door (which we just leave cracked) and come out to find us. I find...
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